London, Nov.12 : Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo smashed a television set after seeing McLaren's Lewis Hamilton snatch the Formula One world title from Felipe Massa in last weekend's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.
"I broke the television, I must tell the truth," The Sun quoted Montezemolo as telling a news conference at a Ferrari event in Mugello on Sunday.
Hamilton wept with joy after becoming the youngest-ever Formula One world champion earlier this month, and roared: "I thank God for this." Hamilton pipped Brazilian Felipe Massa to the title in unbelievable fashion when he overtook German Timo Glock with just half a mile left to clinch the fifth place he needed in the Brazilian Grand Prix.
"I'm very emotional, I've cried. "I don't think it has hit home yet that I am the world champion. I can only thank God I managed to get past Glock and it was just amazing. I have just had the most intense race of my life, my heart is still racing. I am going to celebrate with my family. We will party together as a team, that's for sure," The Sun quoted Hamilton, 23, as saying. "I had a problem with my tyres, they were beginning to grain. There was nothing I could do. I was just trying to keep the car on the track. My heart was in my mouth when I was trying to get back in front of Sebastian Vettel but fortunately there was an opportunity to get past Glock," he added.